Cube Nuroad Race Gravel Bike – Bike Packing

What is bikepacking?

Bikepacking involves taking minimalist camping kit (as little as possible) which is then packed into bags that are strapped to your bike frame, bars, forks, seatpost – anywhere you can!

The aim is to keep your bike as light and manoeuvrable as possible, usually with off-road riding in mind. It can be tricky choosing the right kit to take, but weight and less of it is the name of the game, which in turn will lead to a better ride.

My choice – Cube Nuroad Race 2022

Can a bike that’s light and lively also be rugged and versatile? You better believe it can. The Cube Nuroad Race has the razor-sharp responses of a road race bike and more than a hint of mountain bike and cyclocross ruggedness. With carefully selected components, this is a great option.

Featuring Shimano’s brilliant, gravel-specific GRX 2×11 components, the Cube Nuroad Race combines all the best qualities of road race and cyclocross in a rugged, versatile and lively bike.

Ample frame clearance means you’ll be able to fit 45mm wide tyres or, lightweight and comfortable folding tyres. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes, they give you the grip and control you need on any surface an in rain, run, snow or sun. Cubes vibration-damping full carbon fork make long rides a pleasure, so you can explore wherever the trail leads you.



Aluminium 6061 T6 Superlite, Gravel Comfort Geometry, Flat Mount Disc, Fender & Rack Option, 12x142mm, AXH


XS (50cm), S (53cm), M (56cm), L (58cm), XL (61cm)

Rigid fork

CUBE Nuroad Flat Mount Disc, Full Carbon, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/4″ Tapered, Fender & Lowrider Mounts, 12x100mm

Drivetrain & brakes

brake system

Shimano BR-RX400, Hydr. Disc Brake, Flat Mount (160/160)

rear derailleur

Shimano GRX RD-RX810, Direct Mount, 11-Speed

front derailleur

Shimano GRX FD-R810

shift/ brake levers

Shimano GRX ST-RX600

bottom bracket

Shimano BB-RS500PB, 86mm Pressfit


Shimano GRX FC-RX600, 46x30T


Shimano 105 CS-HG700, 11-34T


Shimano CN-HG601-11



CUBE Gravel Race Bar


CUBE Performance Stem SL, 31.8mm

handlebar tape

ACID Bartape CX


VP Z-t, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/4″



CUBE GR 2.3, 622x23C


Schwalbe G-One Allround, Kevlar, 40-622

Finishing kit

seat post

CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm


Natural Fit Venec

Bike information


10,2 kg